Toy company Lego to produce Women of Nasa set

Children’s Lego boxes may already contain yellow Batman, Harry Potter and Star Wars characters, but soon they will also contain female Nasa pioneers.

The Danish toy company is making a new set of five figurines, based on real female scientists, engineers and astronauts.

The design, created by US science writer Maia Weinstock, won the Lego Ideas competition.

The characters will be available in late 2017 or early 2018.

The design was picked by the company after receiving 10,000 public votes, which made it eligible for consideration.

Ms Weinstock said: “The reaction has been overwhelming. Messages of congratulations and excitement at the prospect of this set actually being on store shelves have been pouring in.”



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